Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
These chewy, fruity gelatin-based treats take their name from the store-bought candy, often sold in movie theaters. Fortunately, this version produces a candy that's easier on the dental work. You can substitute other fruit purees--such as raspberry or blackberry--for the strawberry puree.
- 2 ounces unflavored gelatin
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 1⁄2 cups strawberry puree, strained
- granulated sugar or superfine sugar, to coat
- Prepare a 6-inch square pan by wetting it lightly with water, and wetting a knife or cookie cutter. Or use a mold pan.
- Stir together the gelatin and sugar in a medium saucepan, then add the puree and 2/3 cup water.
- Stir over medium heat until the sugar and gelatin are dissolved.
- Bring to a boil, then cover and boil for 5 minutes.
- Pour into the prepared pan and allow to set completely.
- Once set, turn out of the pan onto waxed paper. Cut into squares or shapes with the prepared, wetted tool of your choice.
- Roll candies in granulated or superfine sugar.
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